Growing food in small spaces with Mary Eberle

Who needs an acre of land to grow food?

(Be a small space farmer!)

Brought to you by Sustainable Atwood and Madison Public Library.

Growing food in small spaces 
with Mary Eberle

~Dinner and conversation afterward~
Friday August 17, 2012 — 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Hawthorne Branch Library 2707 E Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704
Metro lines: 3, 4, 10

What you’ll learn

You can grow food–even if you dont have a lot of room.  This talk will provide an overview on growing vegetables and herbs in containers and in square-foot gardens.  Growing sprouts in jars and mushrooms on coffee grounds will also be discussed.  In addition, this talk will also provide tips on vertical gardening, community gardening, and urban fruit foraging/gleaning.

Our presenter: Mary Eberle
Mary Eberle is a regular presenter of workshops at the energy fairs of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Illinois Renewable Energy Association. Mary recently started First Step Renew, LLC, a business providing classes on sustainability topics, such as gardening, cooking, growing gourmet mushrooms, and permaculture. She has a Bachelors degree in biology, a law degree, and a Permaculture Design Certificate.  Mary is a member of Madison Area Permaculture Guild and also studies herbalism.

Mary has volunteered with local food groups in Madison since 1994.  She contributed to the first edition of “From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce.”  She also hosted a CSA drop off site for Harmony Valley Farm.

Join us for dinner and conversation afterward
Lao Laan Xang
7:30 pm
2098 Atwood Ave. Madison WI 53704 (608) 819-0140
Dinners range from $7.25-$15.99 (you buy your dinner, we’ll share conversation–and who knows? Maybe sweet sticky rice and fresh mango dessert or squash custard!)